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Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced Jan. 20 that it received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Penrose-St. Francis in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. “Today, consumers are… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Country Club of Colorado starts $3 million renovation

The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort started a $3 million, six-month renovation and expansion “focused on elevating the member and guest experience through a series of new services and amenities,” according to a news release. The project includes a new, 5,000-square-foot resort spa that will feature Colorado-inspired health and wellness programs and… Continue Reading Country Club of Colorado starts $3 million renovation

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Great Clips raises $46,000 for Memorial’s NICU

Great Clips franchise owners Jane and Frank Evans of Colorado Springs have made philanthropy a stylish part of their business plan. Since 2006, when Great Clips’ corporate office announced its charity of choice would be Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Evanses have been proud supporters. “The annual CMN campaign allows everyone in our company, from managers… Continue Reading Great Clips raises $46,000 for Memorial’s NICU

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Teller County online medical directory now available

The Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association’s new electronic, online version of the Teller County Medical Directory is live as of Jan. 1. It can be found at pprmc.org. The online directory includes Internet links to more than 30 area specialties and more than 100 Teller County medical professionals. Plus, viewers will find the “Top… Continue Reading Teller County online medical directory now available

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

Colorado will receive up to $65 million to implement and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced. Colorado’s State Health Care Innovation Plan, entitled The Colorado Framework, creates a system of clinic-based and public health… Continue Reading HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

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Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

Nancy Whitford, Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ newly appointed chief development officer and executive director of the Peak Vista Foundation, will begin her duties Dec. 29, moving from the position of development director at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in advertising from San Jose State University. Whitford, 50, enjoys… Continue Reading Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

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Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

Thanks to modern technology, genetic counselors in Colorado Springs now can meet with patients in Durango by two-way live audio/video conferencing. Patients in Durango who seek genetic counseling can schedule appointments with Penrose Cancer Center genetic counselors and meet with them virtually. Penrose is in partnership with Mercy Regional Medical Center. Appointments physically take place… Continue Reading Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

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Community Crisis Stabilization Unit open

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Community Crisis Stabilization Unit open

AspenPointe’s new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) opened its doors today, Dec. 1, at 115 S. Parkside Drive, with a celebration between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event featured presentations on this community service by AspenPointe leadership and a representative from the state of Colorado’s Office of Behavioral Health. After the theater shooting in Aurora, Gov.… Continue Reading Community Crisis Stabilization Unit open

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Stay healthy and win a gift card these holidays

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Stay healthy and win a gift card these holidays

Weigh and Win, a Kaiser Permanente-supported program, launches the inaugural Healthy Holiday Challenge encouraging Coloradans to maintain their current weight throughout the 2014 holiday season. All residents who lose or stay within 1 pound of their initially recorded weight will receive a $15 gift card to Amazon.com. Participants are required to complete an initial weigh-in Nov. 19-26… Continue Reading Stay healthy and win a gift card these holidays

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Colorado Springs children needing after-hours urgent care services now have a new option with the opening of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s new Briargate Urgent Care center located at 4125 Briargate Parkway. The center offers urgent care services from 5 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, and noon-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. “We identified an unmet need in our… Continue Reading Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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